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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Dave » Fri May 14, 2021 11:07 pm

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by justinr73 » Sat May 15, 2021 12:51 am

Only lived here for six months.

Realised I hadn’t received a bill for rates and phoned up.

Apparently, they aren’t ready yet.

So the council doesn’t need two months income then???

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by big mervyn » Sat May 15, 2021 1:54 am

justinr73 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 12:51 am
Only lived here for six months.

Realised I hadn’t received a bill for rates and phoned up.

Apparently, they aren’t ready yet.

So the council doesn’t need two months income then???
They certainly do. Those bonfires and riots don't clean themselves up afterwards!

You have your friendly Finance minister and erstwhile convicted terrorist, Conor Murphy to thank.

Last year's bill was delayed by 2 months to ease short term financial pressures on ratepayers due to Covid. This year's bill will similarly be issued at the end of May to take that into consideration.

Btw, if you pay in full, you should get a 4% reduction - not a bad deal given the current interest rates.
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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sat May 15, 2021 9:11 am

big mervyn wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 7:30 pm
jean valjean wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 7:12 pm
Channel 4 reported it as "man who believes the earth is 6000 years old" becomes leader of NI biggest party.
Nicely juxtaposed with the item about the 4.5 billion year old meteorite going on display in the Natural History Museum :lol:
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I've seen him quoted as saying it's 4000 years old.
The meteorite?
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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by big mervyn » Sat May 15, 2021 1:54 pm

Interesting article from the always excellent Sam McBride:

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/polit ... er-3238033
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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm

Will be interesting to see what the apparent division in the DUP will result in, the most obvious result will be a Sinn Fein first minister. Hopefully Beattie can be a good leader for the UUP and attract an increased share of the vote.

Wondering why Poots doesn't want to be first minister, is it because he doesn't want to work with themuns?

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Dave » Sat May 29, 2021 5:26 pm

I don't think anyone even in the DUP would think Poops would be an electable first minister. I forsee a snap election in which they lose more ground.
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Post by Lurgan Lad » Sat May 29, 2021 6:14 pm

Dave wrote:
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I don't think anyone even in the DUP would think Poops would be an electable first minister. I forsee a snap election in which they lose more ground.
Here's hoping, as long as extremists on both sides lead the government we have no hope.

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Post by Setanta » Sun May 30, 2021 4:10 pm

DUP cut down ; SF next !?
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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Snipe Watson » Sun May 30, 2021 10:43 pm

Lurgan Lad wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Will be interesting to see what the apparent division in the DUP will result in, the most obvious result will be a Sinn Fein first minister. Hopefully Beattie can be a good leader for the UUP and attract an increased share of the vote.

Wondering why Poots doesn't want to be first minister, is it because he doesn't want to work with themuns?
They will collapse the institutions before allowing a SF first minster.

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Hans Indaruck » Mon May 31, 2021 8:38 am

Snipe Watson wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 10:43 pm
Lurgan Lad wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Will be interesting to see what the apparent division in the DUP will result in, the most obvious result will be a Sinn Fein first minister. Hopefully Beattie can be a good leader for the UUP and attract an increased share of the vote.

Wondering why Poots doesn't want to be first minister, is it because he doesn't want to work with themuns?
They will collapse the institutions before allowing a SF first minster.
Then the subsequent elections will ensure a SF First Minister with the split unionist vote!
Hope is not a strategy.

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Lurgan Lad » Mon May 31, 2021 5:04 pm

Hans Indaruck wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 8:38 am
Snipe Watson wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 10:43 pm
Lurgan Lad wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Will be interesting to see what the apparent division in the DUP will result in, the most obvious result will be a Sinn Fein first minister. Hopefully Beattie can be a good leader for the UUP and attract an increased share of the vote.

Wondering why Poots doesn't want to be first minister, is it because he doesn't want to work with themuns?
They will collapse the institutions before allowing a SF first minster.
Then the subsequent elections will ensure a SF First Minister with the split unionist vote!
Sounds like if SF don't agree to the proposed first minister there will be elections, so the big question is will they look after self interest or the best interests of the country. SF first minister is inevitable at some point so that wouldn't bother me a whole lot, I think what we need is SDLP, Alliance and UUP working better together to show that there is an alternative to extremist politics on both sides. Grab the bull by the horns, produce joint policies in areas like education that a competent government would actually endorse.

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by big mervyn » Mon May 31, 2021 6:56 pm

Lurgan Lad wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Will be interesting to see what the apparent division in the DUP will result in, the most obvious result will be a Sinn Fein first minister. Hopefully Beattie can be a good leader for the UUP and attract an increased share of the vote.

Wondering why Poots doesn't want to be first minister, is it because he doesn't want to work with themuns?
He needs to have a scapegoat ready - one of the reasons why the likes of Mervyn Storey isn't keen to grasp that poison chalice.
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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Dave » Mon May 31, 2021 8:09 pm

Here's an idea, maybe the electorate should decide on the next 1st minister.
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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Lurgan Lad » Mon May 31, 2021 8:24 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 6:56 pm
Lurgan Lad wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Will be interesting to see what the apparent division in the DUP will result in, the most obvious result will be a Sinn Fein first minister. Hopefully Beattie can be a good leader for the UUP and attract an increased share of the vote.

Wondering why Poots doesn't want to be first minister, is it because he doesn't want to work with themuns?
He needs to have a scapegoat ready - one of the reasons why the likes of Mervyn Storey isn't keen to grasp that poison chalice.
Sure doesn't sound like leadership, can't see it being viewed positively inside or outside the party.

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